The Turf Team at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is a highly coordinated team of scientists from several disciplines working in research, extension, and teaching. This multi-faceted program addresses the needs of all sections of the turf industry.  


Turf Team (Athens)

S. Kris Braman Department Head and Professor
Entomology
Benjamin Campbell Associate Professor
Agricultural & Applied Economics
Katrien M. Devos Distinguished Research Professor | Grass Genetics; Comparative Genomics; Trait Analyses; Genome Evolution; Millets; Turfgrasses
Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Gerald M Henry Athletic Association Professor in Environmental Turfgrass (Turfgrass Management)
Crop & Soil Sciences
William G. Hudson Professor - Extension Entomologist
Entomology
Andrew H. Paterson Regents Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory

Turf Team (Tifton)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit (CGBRU)
Brian M Schwartz Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

Turf Team (Griffin)

Zhenbang Chen Assistant Research Scientist | Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Plant Breeding
Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Mussie Habteselassie Professor of Soil Microbiology
Crop & Soil Sciences
Melanie Harrison Research Leader
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit (PGRCU) Crop & Soil Sciences
Crop & Soil Sciences
Greg Huber Program Coordinator
Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture (GCUA) Northwest District
David Jespersen Associate Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
Shimat V. Joseph Associate Professor
Entomology
Monique Y Leclerc Regents Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
Alfredo Martinez Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist-Turfgrass, Small Grains, Non-Legume Forages
Plant Pathology
Crop & Soil Sciences
Brad Morris Geneticist, Curator
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit (PGRCU)
Paul L. Raymer Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Clint Waltz Extension Specialist - Turfgrass
Crop & Soil Sciences